13 December 2019
Bulletin

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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie 
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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 27th Oct 2019

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi C.C.
Fr. Fergal Cummins C.C.
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke

 

MASS TIMES

Weekend Masses

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30a.m, 10.00a.m, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30a.m

Holy Days

Church of the Assumption:7.45a.m, 10.00a.m, 1.10p.m, 6.30p.m.

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:Vigil 8.00pm

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

CONFESSIONS

Saturday:  12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 0579321587

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm; 1.30-5pm to book weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;  

Reception service 5-9pm.

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.  

Parish Shop selling a selection of religious items.  

Teas after 10am Mass Mon, Wed & Fri.  

Meeting Rooms available: Contact Administrator for details of rates, availability etc. 

Parish Support Services:  Bereavement Listening, etc.  For appointment, ph 0579326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

“Two men went up to the temple to pray” The parable in today’s Gospel presents two contrasting personalities, a Pharisee and a tax collector, one well regarded in Jewish society, and the other despised. The parable presents them quite simply.

The Pharisee, in his prayer, describes himself as someone who is religiously observant---fasting, paying his tithes, not unjust and so on. He prides himself on being virtuous and he despises everyone else, especially the tax collector down there at the back of the temple. What he says, he actually does perfectly, but does he know it too well! 

He is conceited, arrogant, boastful, and is without compassion in his view of his fellow men. He believes that the grace he has been given is his own virtue, and he sees God as one who will recognise his merits. He is pre-occupied with himself. Jesus says that this man goes home not at rights with God. He will not be justified. He has lost the glory of his uprightness because of the sin of arrogance.

The tax collector in contrast cannot find anything to give himself assurance before God. He is humble. He did not presume even to lift up his eyes, but beat his breast and expressed all the sorrow he feels for his faults. He entrusts himself to divine mercy. His lowliness opens him to grace and pardon. “His prayer pierces the clouds” and he goes home at rights with God. He is justified, saved by God, without regard for merit.

When you pray, is your prayer more like that of the Pharisee, or of the tax collector?


CONFIRMATION RITUALS

The second ritual Mass for Confirmation Candidates will take place in Tullamore Church on: 

Saturday 9th Nov, 6.30pm, Ballinamere NS, Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire, Parish School & St. Joseph’s; 

Sunday 10th Nov, 10.00am, Durrow NS, Gaelscoil an Eiscir Riada, Scoil Eóin Phóil ll Naofa, St. Philomena’s.  

The children will receive a bible at this Mass.

Please note change of date.


NIGHT OF LIGHT CELEBRATION OF HALLOWEEN

Halloween means ‘the evening of the Saints’ and while it has been re designated by culture as a night of goblins and gowls, the whole idea of Halloween is the preparation for the great feast of All Saints Day November 1st.

To mark this, there is a party for children in the Parish Centre, 5.30-7.30pm on Thursday 31st October, Fun, food and games, with a little dash of prayer! Children are invited to come along dressed as…. their favourite Saint!


MONTH OF NOVEMBER

This year we will have a ‘wall of comfort’ in the Church where you will have a chance to write names of loved ones gone before us as a reminder of our commitment to pray for them.

 

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS, FRIDAY 1st   November

MASS TIMES: TULLAMORE, Thursday, Vigil 6.30pm,

Friday 1st: 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm,

DURROW: Friday 1st, 8.00pm

 

ALL SOULS DAY, SATURDAY 2nd November

MASS TIMES: 10.00am, 1.10pm

Offered for Alter List of the Dead.

 

MASS FOR THE BEREAVED

The 10.00am Mass on Saturday 9th will be for all the families in our Parish who have lost a loved one during the year. It is the teaching of the Church and the practice of our ancestors to remember the dead during this month.

Birth, growth and death are of the natural order. Each of us will die some day as it is part of God’s plan for us. Let us follow God’s command and pray for the souls of the dead who have gone before us – our relatives, neighbours, ancestors and all the holy souls. 

May God increase their glory, ease their pain and grant them remission of their sins. We can also visit a church or cemetery during this month.

It is comforting to remember that our relatives are not gone from us but before us and one day we will be with them in Paradise.

 

LIST OF THE DEAD

November is the month when we pray especially for the dead.

November 1st is the feast of all the saints and November 2nd is the Commemoration of the faithful departed.

An important tradition in Ireland is writing down the names of our departed friends and relations on the Altar List of the Dead.  The list is compiled every November and Mass is offered for those on it at all List of the Dead Masses in November and every first Friday for the coming twelve months.

Take time with your family to write the list. Think of family, friends and neighbours over the years. Particularly remember those who have no one to pray for them. Dead lists are available in the church. Please fill one out, if you would like to do so and drop into the Sacristy or the Parish Centre over the coming weeks.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 23rd Nov & Sun 1st Dec. In Tullamore & Sun 8th Dec in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20th Nov.

To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

It is advisable to give six months notice of your intention to marry to both the Church and the Registrar. To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.  

All couples getting married must attend a pre-marriage course. Contact ACCORD, 9341831 or www.accord.ie. ACCORD also available for marriage and relationship counselling.


NB:  NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN MUST BE IN THE PARISH CENTRE BY 9.30AM WEDNESDAY.

Only notices from parish groups, non-profit making organisations & clubs included


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 28  10.00  James McDonald

Tue 29   10.00  Con Molloy

Wed 30    7.45  John & Josephine Baily

             10.00  Collette Fox

Thur 31  7.45  Joan Hannigan

            10.00  Paddy McCabe

Sat 2      10.00 List of the Dead

              1.10  List of the Dead

Sun 3       8.30  Rosie Berry, Ballin Rí

            10.00  Mary Smith, Parents Steven & Julia Coughlan

             11.30  Seamus Carroll, Mon Mem

                       Laura Farrington, 1st Ann

               1.00  Jim Lambe, Arden View, Mon Mem

                        Michael Dowling, Late Pearse Pk, 1st Ann

DURROW Sun 3, 11.30am: Pat & Anna Kinnarney; Sean Leavy; Michael & Margaret Smith & Family; Joseph Daly Jnr; James Berry; John & Susan Pidgeon; Matt, Theresa & Ailish Flynn; Gerry & Steven Lynam;  Geoghan Family Durrow.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Jackson Carroll, Patrick McDonagh, Cian Nihill & Luke Power who were baptised recently. 


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3311; Durrow €306; Envelopes €2210;

Missions €3480; Thank you for your continued support


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUGUST, 1996  


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL: Sat 7-8pm; Sun 1-2pm & 11-12am, Mon 5-6am, Ph: 085 1162668 

HOLY HOUR: For prevention of suicide, 31st Oct, 6.30pm-7.30pm, day chapel, all welcome 

ANAM CHARA: Catholic Retreat, 18-40yrs, Mt St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Nov 1st -3rd, Ph. Sr. Una 0906481666, 

FÁILTE ISTEACH – ENGLISH SPEAKING CLASSES: Parish Centre, Mondays, 7-9pm.  Ph Ambrose, 0860537660 for details.

THE ALLIANCE OF THE TWO HEARTS NATIONAL RETREAT: Sat 26th & Sun 27th Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED: clean up of Church and Graveyard at Kilbride, Ballycowan, Sat 2ndNov, 9.30-2pm Helen 085 8661634

YOUTH 2000: There will be NO prayer meeting this Thursday We will resume again on 7th November. 

ST. CATHERINE'S CHURCH: Welsh Male Choir, Free Concert, B. Lee on piano, Thu 31st  Oct. 7pm, donations to Offaly Hospice

GENTLE DANCE/MOVEMENT FOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING: Thur 31st   7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre, Donation €5.

TULLAMORE SOCIAL SERVICES CLG: Supporting the local community, Church gate collection, Sat 26th & Sun 27th October.

READY: Dinner & Dance, Townhouse, High St. Sunday 27th Oct, 7.30pm, all welcome, to book ph.  9341235

COLLECTION IN AID OF MARY’S MEALS, 2nd & 3rd Nov, in Durrow, Mucklagh, Rahan & The Island, 

BALLYCOMMON G.A.A BINGO: Wed 8pm in Kilmurry Comm. Centre, Bus from Tullamore, ph. Eugene on 087 6222205 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL: Urgent need of winter clothing, Coats, Jackets, hats and scarves, can drop into shop on Offaly St.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB; 30th, 8.00 p.m, Charleville Centre. Speaker, David Brennan, ph.Eileen 0871375125/0579352312.

AGE ACTION: Require participants and volunteer tutors, Free computer class, Tullamore Library, ph 01 4756989 

ARK OF DIVINE MERCY: Sat 2nd of Nov, St Ronan¹s Church, Taughmaconnell, 2.00pm, Blessings with St Padre Pio’s Glove.

MIDLANDS SCIENCE FESTIVAL: Nov 9th -15th Sacred Heart  gym, www.midlandssciencefestival.com ph.  Jackie 05793 23902

GROW: Thank all who contributed to church gate collection, meets every Wed. 11.00am in Library, Ph.0864183805.

TULLAMORE COMMUNITY GAMES AGM: Wed 6th Nov 7.30pm Harriers Club House, parents & committee members to attend.

 
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